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So, under the “ALAN COLMES” theory of democracy, if you challenge the President of the United States in the election process, and you LOSE that election, you forfeit your personal right to freedom of speech and expression!! And that applies EQUALLY to your wife of more than four decades!!

From his column in the Huffington Post, Alan Colmes writes:

Mitt Romney, rather than gracefully accepting defeat, continues to let us know he would have been a better president. Ann Romney, too, has expended energy bashing President Obama, ungraciously. Now comes a Wall Street Journal op-ed via Mitt Romney telling us what a failed leader the president is.

Colmes, for his liberal-biased part, feels that it is un-American for anyone, let alone Mitt and Ann Romney, to point out what is patently obvious to most of the rest of us, and apparently to Vladmir Putin and other world leaders, in that Barack Obama is a FAILED and WEAK PRESIDENT. History will eventually show that, to date, he is perhaps the WORST and WEAKEST President ever to sit in the Oval Office. (I’m sure Jimmy Carter is happy to have lived long enough to see someone “elevate” him from that role).

For the rest of Colmes’ column: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-colmes/romney-continues-to-nip-a_b_4985615.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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Today, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are jetting in every direction, hitting the ground in the key battleground states. They are making their last pitch to get the votes that they need for tomorrow.

Remaining cautiously optimistic, I believe we are in an electoral moment very similar to Election Eve 1976, as Democratic strategist Pat Caddell highlighted yesterday. On the weekend before the election in 1976, Pres. Gerald Ford was slightly ahead in a very close race with Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. But thorugh the weekend, the pollsters saw a momentum change taht carried through to the Election…. when it came to it, the people simply did not want the incumbent to carry on. This weekend, Pat Caddell says, he began seeing very similar data sentiments late Saturday and early Sunday. The one kink in the data is that in 1976, there was no early voting.

In about 30 hours, the polls on the East Coast will begin closing. Some pundits say we may not know until Wednesday or beyond who the next President will be. Others say we may know before midnight. Throughout the weekend, I have watched the clips of Obama and Romney. The optics of Obama and the superstars that he has used to “draw in the crowds” are completely opposite of those of Mitt and Ann Romney, hand in hand, with their sons. Obama’s rhetoric sounds desparate, even angry, while Romney is appealing to our better selves. Yes, I know it is politics, it is just words. But anwer me this…… Can we really handle 4 more years of Obama! A “lame-duck” Obama!?

Let this be “OUR MOMENT”, that moment when we can tell the next generation that we made changes and with great prayer, we made this OUR TIME to correct the moral compass of this great nation, and we once again will become the great leader that is the envy of the world. It is not Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan, not Allen West or Nancy Pelosi, Rand Paul or Chris Christie…. it is ALL of US together, working toward our better tomorrow!

Readers of US Weekly might have had some sticker shock when they saw a  headline yesterday breaking the news that Ann Romney’s debate-night dress  retails for $1,690.

But it turns out Michelle Obama’s debate ensemble cost twice as  much.

The US Weekly piece went on to report this, but somehow the Obama outfit  pricetag was not mentioned in the headline.

That headline read:  “Ann Romney Wears $1,690 Oscar de la Renta Dress to Presidential  Debate”

The announcement might have fit well with President Obama’s references during  that debate to the Romney family’s enormous wealth. The president joked at one  point that he doesn’t look at his own pension, because it’s not as big as  Romney’s.

But both families, it turns out, can afford very nice clothes.

While Ann Romney was sporting a “short-sleeved crimped cotton silk dress by  Oscar de la Renta,” that is not yet in stores, as US Weekly reported, the first  lady was wearing a “hot pink” outfit of her own — that together cost  $3,290.

“Obama, 48, styled a shift dress and cropped jacket from Michael Kors’ 2013  resort collection. The dress retails for $1,795 and the jacket is $1,495,” the  magazine reported.

The pink dresses were in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/18/us-weekly-headline-blares-cost-ann-romney-dress-though-first-lady-cost-twice/#ixzz29h1W6wkq

6. Mitt Romney had one of the best and most destructive lines I have  ever heard in a debate:  when he compared Obama talking to things his five  sons would say when they were small children and tried to get him to believe  their lies.  This was wonderful.  I’ve never seen a grown man  humiliated this way before…being compared to small children and not being able  to give any sort of retort because it was totally accurate.

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/daily-doom-antidote-ten-things-to-know-about-denver-debate-last-night-1042012-1042012

As her sons beamed with pride with their wives at their sides, the future First Lady addressed the delegates at the Republican National Convention last night. She spoke of the man she has shared her life with, through the ups and downs. She spoke of Mitt Romney’s resolve, his commitment to success, the way he has impacted the lives of his fellow man.

Mrs. Romney was followed by Gov. Chris Christie, who spoke with his convictions, challenging the electorate that we need “Leadership” in Washington.

When the night was done, we flipped to MSNBC, and we knew they had hit the right tone, made the right impression. Why? Because Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz HATED everything they heard. They were in an uproar over what was said, and was not said. It was simply amazing.

Mitt Romney made it official this morning, tapping Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. In choosing Ryan, Romney is showing that he is willing to have the discussions that are necessary to correct the course of this country on a path of fiscal security. Is the Ryan plan the answer? Not necessarily. But he had the boldness to put the Road Map together, to have the conversation, and where are the alternatives?

Romney could have chosen “safe & politics” by tapping Se. Portman of Ohio, or “bold and politics” to pander to Florida & the Hispanics with Marco Rubio. Instead, he has chosen the bright and articulate Ryan, one who is willing to challenge Obama’s rhetoric, face to face.

So today it begins in earnest. And on November 6th, America’s Exceptionalism will once again be our Pride.

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from RealClearPolitics:

Mitt Romney may be tight-lipped about his vice presidential short list, warning that only he and longtime aide Beth Myers know who is on it, but a close examination of the campaign’s activity suggests four contenders have risen through the ranks: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may be considered wild cards, and Romney has said he’s thoroughly vetting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, though the first-term lawmaker’s status appears unchanged.

full article: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/07/05/romneys_vp_short_list_it_may_be_down_to_four_114698.html

No, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Sasha and Malia Obama accompanying their parents on the campaign trail this summer. Megan McCain recently commented that her interest in politics, and in following the daily ebbs and flows of it, were sparked when her father John McCain “dragged”her through his Senate campaigns when she was 13.

But the Obama’s have been extremely careful to keep their children insulated from the prying eyes of the media. So much so that when the press reported on a trip with friends to Mexico, the stories were “scrubbed” after a reminder that the “girls were off-limits”.

There is no denying that the First Family paints a great portrait of la famiglia, and that it projects well on the narrative. One has to wonder if the visual of Ann Romney travelling with her husband as he campaigns, coupled with their 5 sons, Romney’s “Boys” as they’ve been dubbed, and the 16 grandchildren, is projecting an even better narrative.

In an interview with Sean Hannity, in Michigan, on the campaign bus, Ann Romney spoke freely about the people she greets each day, and how not a day passes without many telling her that they are “praying for her, her health, and for Mitt”. She says it is the power of prayer that gets her through the daily tasks of the tiresome days campaigning. The “power of Prayer”!!

Here is Laurence O’Donnell’s attack on Ann Romney and use of Horses as therapy for her MS:

And FOX News’ Neil Cavuto, himself suffering with MS, strikes back:

It has been apparent for quite awhile that the Obama campaign team will not be able to wage a campaign on the President’s record, something that was non-existent in 2008, and that is now a dismal failure. So David axelrod, in an obvious attempt to move the conversation away from Hilary Rosen’s “she never worked a day in her life” comments about Ann Romney, decided to pull out an old story line about Mitt Romney: tying the dog crate, with the family dog in it, to the top of the station wagon for a trip! Really. This is where we have come to!

But just like the orchestrated Hilary Rosen comment fiasco got the Mom’s motivated, the dog story has opened up a whole new storyline….. for Obama.

Nothing is worse than your OWN words challenging you, but, right from the pages of his book, Dreams of My Father, Obama recounts some of his “life experience” with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, which included eating dog meat!:

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”  http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/17/obama-i-used-to-eat-dog-meat-it-was-tough/

Now, I know some world travellers, and I know that different cultures see things differently. And since he was being raised in the Muslim home of his adopted Muslim father, this isn’t something that would be a news story, per se.

But since Mr. Axelrod wanted to highlight Romney’s National Lampoon Family Vacation story as a distraction, far be it for anyone to ignore. And so, the jokes on Twitter have grown. There is a Twitter thread for Obama dog recipes(  https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23ObamaDogRecipes/  ), and a thread of GREAT photoshopped pictures ( http://thehayride.com/2012/04/the-obama-dog-eating-fark-thread/ ).

Even BO, the First Family’s dog, is included:

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/18/pic-of-the-day-99/

To his credit, Mitt Romney, when asked about this story line on Hannity, declined to enter that area, instead saying that his focus is on the economy and JOBS!!!

 

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